Wolves v Manchester United
It will be a classic 1st against last clash on Saturday evening. Usually, you’d expect the top side to win, but it doesn’t always happen that way. A Wolves win is priced at 7/1, and considering they have defeated Chelsea and Manchester City there this season, it could potentially happen. Wolves winning 1-0 is 12/1 and winning 2/1 is 25/1 so perhaps betting on that would be more suitable. Lets not forget that Manchester United have yet to lose in the league this season, and are currently on a 29 match unbeaten run, and sees these games as must wins if they are to win their 19th title in May. Paul Scholes was the only scorer in this fixture last year, and he is 9/1 to score first in this game. However, I’d recommend sticking money on Nani to score first, which is 6/1. It will not be easy for Manchester United, especially as their away form isn’t as impressive, but I think they will edge out 2-1 winners.
My recommendation; Wolves 1-2 Manchester United (7/1)
Newcastle v Arsenal
Newcastle haven’t been on the best form of late, and their last victory was the 5-0 demolition of West Ham in early January. Newcastle are in a bit of a striker crises at the moment, as Ameobi is injured as well as the sale of Andy Carrol, leaving only 3 fit strikers available. Arsenal are second favourites to win the title, and have the best form away from home. Nasri will be a miss for the Arsenal side, but should have enough to win in this fixture. Newcastle won the first game between the sides this year, and are 4/1 to do the double on them. Robin Van Persie is 7/2 to score first, but if you believe Newcastle will score first, then Kevin Nolan at 8/1 is a good shout. I think Arsenal will have too much for Newcastle in this encounter.
My recommendation; Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal (6/1)
Manchester City v West Brom
Manchester City were considered a possible title winners after the Christmas period, but picking up just 1 point against Aston Villa and Birmingham away, as well as other rivals winning, has put their title bid in doubt. Manchester City will want to get back on track, and a home game against West Brom is certainly a game they think they can win, and the bookies have them at 2/5 to win. West Brom started the season fantastically but are now getting sucked back into the relegation battle. They have achieved 4 points against Manchester United and Arsenal away this season, so will fancy their chances in this match. They are 7/1 to win the match, and 7/2 to draw this match. More often than not, its Carlos Tevez who scores the first goal for Manchester City, and he is priced at 5/2, but I’d recommend Dzeko to score first at 3/1 in a comfortable City win.
My recommendation; Manchester City 3-0 West Brom (6/1)
Tottenham v Bolton
Tottenham are currently sitting outside the top 4 at the moment after dropping a few points in recent games, as well as their FA Cup elimination. Bolton are another team that has seen a decrease in their performance, but got back to winning ways against Wolves, with a gifted last minute goal. Tottenham have always been a formidable side at home this season, and will want to get revenge on Bolton for the 4-2 score line earlier in the season. Jermaine Defoe is 4/1 to score first, and I’d put money on him, as he is due a goal, and has a great scoring record. Tottenham to win here to keep up with the rest of the pack.
My recommendation; Tottenham 3-1 Bolton (9/1)